As expected, Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie reached out to Green Bay Packers assistant head coach/linebackers coach Winston Moss. An ESPN report says McKenzie interviewed Moss eight days ago, one day before the Packers’ season ended with a loss to the New York Giants.
All along, Moss has been considered the favorite from this corner, given McKenzie’s strong tied to Moss and the fact McKenzie has told people close to him in the past that he would hire Moss as his head if given the opportunity.
Moss isn’t the only name linked to an interview for the vacancy created by the firing of Hue Jackson on Jan. 10. CBS’ Charlie Casserley said today that McKenzie has requested permission from the Packers to interview defensive coordinator Dom Capers.
McKenzie has not spoken with the media since his introductory news conference Jan. 10. A Raiders official said he is could not confirm Moss’ interview and that the team won’t comment publicly until a coach is hired.
Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Tice is scheduled to interview with McKenzie on Tuesday.
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